Poor Dawn
July 2, 2013

poordawnBoy: What’s “dawn”?

Mum: Why – where did you hear about it?

Boy: It’s in The Little Mermaid – there’s this crown that her granny has arranged for her and it lets her breathe so she can go out of the sea and it says on that day, dawn broke.

Mum: Ah! It’s a time of day – “dawn” is just before the sun shows up and you say “dawn breaks” when the sun comes up over the horizon and the day starts.

Crazy fish out of water
June 5, 2013

crazyfishSon: Next year, after this holiday – what’s the place called that we’re going to?

Mum: Gran Canaria.

Son: Yes, after Gran Canaria, can we go back to Crete?

Mum: We’ll see. I’d like to visit different countries. We could go to Egypt and you might be able to swim well enough to come snorkelling and see all the pretty fish under the water.

Son: But what about the sharks?

Mum: You don’t need to worry about sharks.

Son: I just imagined something! I imagined that we were in the sea and a shark was chasing us and we ran out of the sea onto the beach and the shark followed us – he stood on his flippers and walked onto the beach and then started singing “Gangnam Style” with a microphone!

Personal space
December 15, 2012

personalspaceD: Hippos are dangerous – we learned it in school today. Some people think they’re – y’know – kind. BUT if you go onto their piece of land, they will ATTACK you! And they eat humans. Did you know that?

Me: You’d better not go onto their piece of land then.

D: No, or they will ATTACK! And gobble me all up.

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